Memory Verse Monday
It’s Monday again, and that means we’ve got another Memory Verse to learn for the week!
Matthew 28:20- Where Is God?
This past week, Mason asked us a very important question: Where is God? Oh, how it made my Momma heart sing to hear him ask about God! We told him, quite simply, that God is everywhere. I know that is a pretty big concept for a 3-year-old (and even some adults!), but we tried to explain it as best we could. Since we were in the car, Tommy and I explained that God was with us right there in the car.
“Where?”, he countered.
“I bet he’s sitting right in between you and Bubba,” I answered.
“WHERE?!” he asked, looking around.
“Right there, on the console, Baby,” I told him.
It isn’t easy to remember that God is always with us because we can’t physically see Him. And even as Christians, we don’t always remember this fact. God is with us when we’re playing with our kids, when we’re exasperated with our spouses, when we’re elbows deep in dishes, or hiding in the bathroom so we can gather ourselves when we’re on the brink of losing our sanity.
God is there, though. He is with us through it all. Every triumph, every tribulation, every moment of every day, God is by our side. It reminds me of the song “You Carry Me” by Moriah Peters:
Every moment of my life
God, You never left my side
Every valley, every storm
You were there, You were there.
It is a beautiful song with a wonderful truth in it. God is always there and He wants us to know it and remember it!
I chose this memory verse for a number a reasons. Yes, it can be used as a reminder for Mason to be on his best behavior because God is always watching him. I don’t want that to be the ONLY thing he associates this verse with, though. This verse is so much more than that! I want Mason to remember that when he’s scared, sad, feeling alone or lost, when he’s hurt, or happy, or excited, or playing and making new friends, that God is with him wherever he goes and whatever he’s doing. God is there with him for the good and the bad. I want him to be able to recall this verse and be comforted by it. That is the biggest lesson I want him to learn from this verse. God is always with Him and he is loved.